We are all Scott Brown. Why Rodgers must now say ‘no thanks’ to Talk Sport

HE came to Scotland and could’t even look Scott Brown in the eye. A supposed hard-man he had the chance to do his talking on the field. To use a phrase that will get me into trouble with the rest of the team on The Celtic Star, he shat it.

The image of him ending up in the net along with those beachballs was one of the iconic images of a season where Celtic conquered all domestically winning the treble in an invincible season and bookmarking beautifully his team’s arrival in the big boys division with 5-1 and 1-5 humpings.

Of course he wasn’t around for the second humiliation because everyone knew, especially them, that he had, as has already been mentioned, shat it.

Now after he was kicked out of the game in England for a gambling addiction, he is on a no-mark radio show. A radio show that regularly has biased, anti-Celtic output as part of its football coverage. Yes they have Alan Brazil and he is a Celtic man and all that, but he is playing along too.

The fact is that Celtic are big news and mentioning Celtic will get you attention and will get you click bait coverage galore. It will all add up to profile for a radio show that otherwise would have little interest to football supporters in Scotland.

Yet the Scottish game is being insulted by this moron, who reckons it is no better than a Sunday pub league down south. You came mate, you shat it, you failed, you were booted out and you were sent back to Burnley.

Scott Brown, looked you in the eye and you looked at your feet. All talk, no sport.

Chris Sutton had his say. He is capable of being objective and isn’t scared to criticise Celtic when he feels it is necessary to do so. He was outspoken on the inadequacies of Ronny Deila as Celtic manager for instance and was prepared to talk the flak that came his way as a consequence of his criticism.

Later he would say that he was right.

Now why are we even writing about this no-mark you are asking? Other Celtic sites piled in yesterday, yet The Celtic Star ignored him completely. Good you say, so what’s this all about this morning?

Just one thing that needs to be looked at.

Our captain – a Celtic legend – Scott Brown was defamed by this clown yesterday on that radio station. This is a station that our manager has been known to go onto, no-doubt as Brazil knows Brendan and will use his influence to get it all arranged.

Well surely Brendan must now call a halt to any future participation on that radio station?

Stand by Scott Brown, Brendan. The next time they call, just say no to Talk Sport.

We are all Scott Brown.

Scott Brown: A poster boy for meritocracy

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk


  1. The national broadcaster also gave Joey Barton a platform to answer last night. The strangest thing was that Ian McCall a man who has shat in someones shoe said he had a point as Motherwell are made up of league one and two players from England and they comfortably held us with 10 men!

    Talksport have a Scottish show on a Thursday night. I have listened to it twice in the last two weeks for around 10 minutes, it is presented by Ally McCoist and Mark McGhee, last week McCoist was missing at Cheltenham so David Tanner took over. It was a shit sandwich of a program. Paying lip service while wearing a gimp mask.

    Problem is that folk still buy the narrative peddled by MSM. It’s not real it’s all about advertising.

  2. Arsene Parcelie on

    I don’t know why people bother with any of these talking heads in the media anymore.

    Radio has to fill the airwaves, and what better way than to let the punters phone up to talk to “controversial” hosts who play devil’s advocate or just purely wind up the caller.

    Anyone who does call in with a proper argument or has debating skills is rarely allowed to develop the argument because there is a need for the needle. They need mug punters to get outraged, so that people get wound up listening to the shite and they call in to rebut the previous caller’s obvious stupidity, and so on…

    TV punditry is all about either being so bland so that nobody is offended, or the polar opposite where things are said to cause maximum “offence” to people that take these things seriously. This provokes the reactions online which are picked up on by clickbait sites and subsequently onto all social media.

    That’s not to say there are not any decent shows, but they are drowned out by the promotion of inconsequential soundbites designed to attract viewers/listeners/gullible participants.

    Shock jocks and echo chambers, the polarisation of everything, the modern fashion for people to take offence at the slightest inferred slur on their morals, instant online gratification and validation of views via social media, and the very fact that online platforms give people the chance to air these views (that most people ignore) mean that it’s very difficult to separate what’s important from a photo of the contents of someone’s breakfast plate or holiday pint.

    It’s the way of the world, and I find that I never listen to punditry on TV, and the radio is a bit hit and miss depending on your viewpoint.

    Back in the day, you argued down the pub about football, and that was it. Nowadays it can be 24/7 on a global scale, and that has essentially made me reassess whether I enjoy it anymore, and for the most part I don’t so I’ve opted out.

    Ignoring it and getting on with what really matters in your life is so much easier, so that’s what I do.

    The very fact that I’ve put this here backs up my point as it will be ignored along with 99% of everything I have ever put online and I’ve never even used Facebook!

    I’m secure in the knowledge that this will never be read by more than about four people, ever.

    • Unfortunately, Ive read it, so that is probably 5 people that have read and enjoyed your thoughts mate!

      I agree with the majority and not listening is the best way though I must admit I do listen to Radio Scotland more than anything else. That is mainly due to the fact that I pay a license fee so that gives me the moral right to be out-raged if I should wish.

      Like you I ignore the sewage, Clyde and Talksport pollute the airwaves but are popular. Everyday in my office they talk about what they heard or read on twitter by those wh seek to polarise. Today, all they have spoken about is Joey Barton.

      No matter how hard you try to ignore sometimes it finds you.